The Michigan Campus Compact recognizes outstanding community service and service-learning by faculty and staff of member institutions. The Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award is given to one person from each campus who engages or influences students to be involved in community service or service-learning through modeling, influence, or instruction. Each member campus has the opportunity to nominate one recipient who has this influence on students. This special recognition of contributions to campus and community highlights the very best in higher education.
A call for nominations is sent out to the CMU campus community during the Fall of each year. instructions and criteria for nominating a faculty member are included in this annoucement.
2009-2010 :: Michigan Campus Compact :: Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award
Dr. Pamela A. Saragiani, Human Development and Family Studies, Central Michigan University has been awarded the Michigan Campus Compact 2009-2010 Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award.
Dr. Saragiani is being recognized for her consistent dedication and passion for connecting students to service-learning throughout our home community. As students become engaged in her Human Development and Family Studies service-learning projects, their lives are transformed. They become concerned, active citizens of the world, helping organizations like the Bay Area Women’s Center, the Isabella County Child and Family Enrichment Council, the Mt. Pleasant Community Education’s Even Start program, and the Isabella County Medical Care facility, solving real-world problems by implementing their course knowledge and a variety of life-long collaboration skills. Their understanding and application of her course content becomes a living, productive contribution to a world in need of creative solutions and hard work. The service her students provided is complemented by intent reflection, helping them to not only integrate what they are learning, but to also take pivotal steps toward meaningful careers.
These are amazing accomplishments for students and CMU has another model of how transformative a college education can be. One of her students told about her experience working with the Bay Area Women’s Center and the Isabella County Medical Care facility:
Congratulations and thanks for going the extra mile to plan and implement these outstanding service-learning experiences for students – and for the many positive outcomes they have achieved.
Past CMU Winners
- 2008- Vincent Mumford
- 2007- Abalo Adewui
- 2006- Dr. Bruce Frost
- 2006 - Dr. Tom Kromer (Service-Learning Lifetime Achievement Award)
- 2005- Dr. Tim Otteman
- 2004- Dr. Lynn Dominguez
- 2003- Dr. Lorrie Ryan and Dr. Jim McDonald
- 2002- Ms. Cara Wicks-Ortega
- 2001- Dr. Shelly Hinck
- 1999-Dr. Jim Pahz
- 1998-Dr. Edward Hinck
- 1997-Dr. Phame Camarena
- 1995-Dr. Robert Lindhal
- 1994- Dr. Tom Kromer
- 1993- Dr. Harry Mika